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Lupita Nyong’o describes ‘secretly dealing with harassment’ by Harvey Weinstein

By Samantha Schmidt,

As more and more women come forward with allegations of Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior, actor Lupita Nyong’o has opened up about her own troubling experiences with the movie mogul and described “the conspiracy of silence” that allowed his behavior to go unchallenged for decades.

“I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach,” Nyong’o, an Academy Award winner for her role in “12 Years a Slave,” wrote in an essay published Thursday in the New York Times.

She recounted two separate occasions in which Weinstein made inappropriate advances on her. She also said he tried to push her to drink an alcoholic beverage after she repeatedly refused, she alleged.


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